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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Alistair sighed and handed me the bong for another deep hit of Michoacan grass.
▪ As bong as we avoided the real subject, the spell would not be broken.
▪ Firebug picked up his bong and took a hit.
▪ He even took his goddamn bong.
▪ Miguel took the bong but looked at him as if he doubted it would work.
▪ Miguel walked away from him with the bong.
▪ People were at the table drinking wine, smoking from the bong.
▪ The bong was returned to Julian, who began to refill it.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"water pipe for marijuana," 1960s, U.S. slang, said to have been introduced by Vietnam War veterans, said to be from Thai baung, literally "cylindrical wooden tube."


Etymology 1 n. 1 A clang of a large bell. 2 Door bell chimes. vb. 1 to pull a bell. 2 to ring a doorbell. Etymology 2

n. 1 A vessel, usually made of glass or ceramic and filled with water, used in smoking various substances; especially marijuana or pot. 2 A device for rapidly consuming beer, usually consisting of a funnel or reservoir of beer and a length of tubing. Etymology 3

n. A very wide piton.


v. ring loudly and deeply; "the big bell bonged"


A bong (also water pipe, billy, bing, or moof) is a filtration device generally used for smoking cannabis, tobacco, or other herbal substances. In the bong shown in the photo, the gas flows from the lower port on the left to the upper port on the right.

In construction and function a bong is similar to a hookah, except smaller and especially more portable. A bong may be constructed from any air- and water-tight vessel by adding a bowl and stem apparatus (or slide) which guides air downward to below water level whence it bubbles upward ("bubbler") during use. To get fresh air into the bong and harvest the last remaining smoke, a hole known as the "carburator", "carb", "choke", "bink", "rush" "shotty" "kick hole" or simply "hole", somewhere on the lower part of the bong above water level, is first kept covered during the smoking process, then opened to allow the smoke to be drawn into the respiratory system.

The word bong is an adaptation of the Thai word bong or baung (, ), which refers to a cylindrical wooden tube, pipe, or container cut from bamboo, and which also refers to the bong used for smoking.

Bongs have been in use by the Hmong, in Laos and Thailand, and all over Africa for centuries. One of the earliest recorded uses of the word in the West is in the McFarland Thai-English Dictionary, published in 1944, which describes one of the meanings of bong in the Thai language as, "a bamboo waterpipe for smoking kancha, tree, hashish, or the hemp-plant." A January 1971 issue of the Marijuana Review also used the term.

Bong (disambiguation)

Bong is a device used for smoking cannabis, tobacco, or other substances.

Bong may also refer to:

  • Bong County, Liberia
  • Bong, Velden, Venlo, Netherlands, a hamlet
  • Bong, Maasbree, Venlo, Netherlands, a hamlet
  • Olivia "Bong" Coo (born 1948), Filipino world champion tenpin bowler
  • Bong Joon-ho (born 1969), South Korean film director and screenwriter
  • Bong Jung-keun (born 1980), Korean professional baseball player
  • Bong Revilla (born 1966), Filipino actor and politician
  • Richard Bong (1920-1945), American World War II flying ace and recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • An onomatopœia of the sound of a bell or gong
  • Beer bong or funneling, a drinking game where the aim is to rapidly ingest large quantities of beer or other beverages
  • Doctor Bong, a fictional character from the Marvel Comics universe
  • Bong game, a radio game show
  • An affectionate slang term for Bengali people
  • A type of piton

Usage examples of "bong".

As soon as Bong reached the corridor, he broke into a sprint toward the main gate, two hundred meters away.

Then Bong stopped wondering about the wheres and started thinking about the whys of tanks at the gate.

He looked to his sides, taking in the size and might of his tank battalion, then back at Bong and the lone PFC standing behind him.

He pointed at Waste-oid, hiding the bong behind him and holding a toke.

The bong was half a meter tall and had a weighted base covered in soft false suede.

One of the big girls carried an old-type Graphix bong and a Glad Cinch-Sak kitchen-can bag.

September, 1944, the Allies made an advance on Belfort, and Professor Hirt ordered Bong and Heir Maier to cut up these bodies and have them burned in the crematory .

Afterward there was dancing, even an improvised bong dance with a kettle instead of the steel drum, which His Majesty joined but Her Majesty disdained.

Porter Square, Cambridge because whenever he finished the last of the substances on hand he always threw out all his bongs and pipes, screens and tubes and rolling papers and roach clips, lighters and Visine and Pepto-Bismol and cookies and frosting, to eliminate all future temptation.

Bridget Boone, in whose room a lot of the 16 and Unders used to congregate before lights-out, invited me to consider a couple of late-night bongs, as a kind of psychodysleptic Sominex, to help me sleep, perhaps, finally, all the way through a really unpleasant dream that had been recurring nightly and waking me up in medias for weeks and was beginning to grind me down and to cause some slight deterioration in performance and rank.

Bing off various parts of the naked body of, and still find pounding beers and doing bongs and lines fun and get to have fun on a nightly after-work basis, cranking the tunes out into the neighborhood air.

The Cadi undoubtedly was more at home with reminiscences of nights at the Queensland Club and moonlight picnics at lovely Humpy Bong and champagne spreads in a Government launch than at dispensing law in the Carpentaria district.

Mine been think, suppose pituri long-a tea, then Massa Bedo and Murnian drink when come back and sleep--altogether like-it that fellow bong.

It was Sammy Bong, an out-of-work chopsocky actor running around the TM backlot in a polyurethane-and-foam-rubber anamatronic Terrapin costume.

They were well stocked with gorp, bongs, pipes, vials of amyl nitrate, but understocked on towels, underwear, toothpaste.